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On the night you were born, she was in agony for the hours and hours of insurmountable pain! On the night you were born, she laughed with pure joy for the bundle of cuteness as fresh as heavenly rain.

On the night you were born, the moon smiled; a smile of blessing mirrored on her face. On the night you were born, the stars twinkled brighter than any jewel, to be reflected in your perfect hazel eyes!

On the night you were born, the winds whispered ‘life will never be the same’. On the night you were born, your mother grew manifold; wishing you only success and fame!

On the night you were born she made a vow of sticking together no matter what cruelties she has to wither. On the night you were born she made a vow of keeping your father; not far, not a name on a paper, but here & near.

Now that! Is the story of her life! A life without a father; wretchedness rife!

On the nights of agonizing weeps and sorrows she finds strength in all those thoughts, those vows; finds solace in knowing she keeps her promise. On the nights of those cruelties year after year, she cannot help question her promises. She questions “is this really what it takes?” She cannot help but ask “is every woman in this same boat?” She asks nobody in particular, “is this what being a woman really is?”

Self-sacrifice!

So many more questions and confused thoughts, after every ‘fight’ on all those days and nights.

It all leads up to one thing and one thing alone. The promises, her hopes, on the night you were born.

P.S. Image taken from: http://maitedip.blogspot.com/2012/12/day-83-when-i-grow-up-i-will-be-mot...

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It really is amazing, what you have wrote about. It's amazing in that, it's not difficult to find words when writing about a mother. Words just flow and flow and flow!

Keep them flowing Aminah

Loretta.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Yes loretta when it comes to our thoughts and sentiments and hardship & joys of women, our mothers, us --- words seems to take control of our pens and the fingers that tap on keyboard. thanks for your support

Salaam Aminah

It's true Aminah and I appreciate your response to Zoe about stories. Yes they are all great and inspiring. We must all try to keep the flame BURNING.

Keep well my friend.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

This is really touching Aminah.

keep it up (Y)

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